U.S. Army veteran and owner of Avets Lawn Care, Robert Dunleavy manicures yards back to front with an arsenal of turf taming services. After evicting wayward dandelions, petulant crab grass, and pyromaniacal garden gnomes from the yard, Robert enlists a no-mercy mower to trim blades to an even cut and wields a precise edger to keep driveway borders neat and tidy. Ferocious gusts from the mouth a leaf-blower remove freshly shorn grass remnants and leave lawns as neat and green as Mr. Clean’s wallet on payday. In addition to basic weeding and mowing up-keep, Avets also treats fairways to mulching, hedging, and fall clean-up services. Though prices vary by project and yard, customers can expect to pay approximately $45 for full-service mowing, weeding, edging, and clean-up.
Brazilian Market touts hundreds of imported Brazilian culinary staples. Behind the meat counter, butchers slice picanha, or top sirloin, a cut popular in Brazilian rodìzio-style restaurants, and wrap up lombo recheado, pork stuffed with herbs and cheese. In addition to thick slabs of traditional Brazilian meats, Brazilian Market stocks goods such as South American coffee, tea, and coconut water. Customers can also shop for sundries such as Havaianas flip-flops and Brazilian hair products.
The staff at Carolina Maintenance of Charleston has more than 20 years of experience wiping windows to a shine. The punctual technicians man high-tech equipment when scouring windows or outfitting them with a view of the nearest ocean. They typically clean each window’s sash, sill, and stoop.
Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
Heaven’s Best was ranked #72 on Entrepreneur's 2013 list of the top 500 franchises, and for good reason. The carpet-cleaning company is completely eco-friendly, using a specially formulated, water-based cleaning solution that’s safe for pets, children, and nature. Riding this wave of popularity, the company sees new owner-operated franchise locations popping up like sudsy bubbles across the U.S. every year. Though the company specializes in carpets and area rugs, technicians can also use their cleaning expertise to lift stains from car upholstery, floor tiles, or a robot’s mohawk.
The yard whisperers at Natures Remedy lavish lawns with coats of pine straw and emancipate gutters from clogs and debris. Each bale of pine straw, or pine-needle mulch, teems with intertwined needles ready to snuggle with bases of trees and coddle delicate expanses of lawn. The aromatic tufts can help insulate tender stems and protect fragile root systems from fluctuating temperatures, torrential rains, and the pecking of lawn flamingos. Mulch masters evenly spread straw over yards and spritz on a specialized pre-emergent spray, which targets nascent weeds and other leafy pests, barring sprouts from blossoming beneath cozy straw coverlets. Natures Remedy also expunges dirt, debris, and thickets of leaves from home gutters, ensuring rainwater and the tears of lonely chimneys glide through unclogged sluices. Gutters on very large houses may be subject to an additional cleaning fee.